Why is Dancing Good for your Body?
As we prepare for our Danzversity reopening,
we thought it would be fun to show you some
benefits of how dance can impact your whole
being. Studio opening soon!
From Afrobeats to Salsa, each dance style allows you to sculpt your body while having fun. But beyond its obvious physical benefits, dance also helps boost your brain, and reduces stress.
The Physical Benefits of Dancing
Dancing is not only fun and allows you to express your creativity, but it also improves your health.
Evidence shows that combined with a balanced diet, dance helps to lose weight while strengthening certain parts of the body. On average, 30 minutes of dancing allows you to lose around 200 calories, all while having fun! Depending on the type of dance, it is possible to target different areas of the body to strengthen them: legs (Afro Cuban Rumba), glutes (Salsa), arms (Hip Ho
p or Reggaetón). Great reasons to get started at Danzversity, right? We will be incorporating many dance styles to get you moving!
Additionally, studies carried out by the University of Sydney finds that regular dancers have a lower BMI (Body Mass Index) than others, and a good physical appearance despite aging factors. The study also shows that people over the age of 40 who participate in dancing regularly, nearly half their risk of passing away from cardiovascular disease.
Dance is Effective Against Stress
Dance promotes positive feelings for hours afterwards due to the production of dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins, also known as happy hormones. Dancing 30 to 45 minutes triggers your body to release these hormones that promote happiness, which act positively on the brain. A fun way to relieve tension and stress during COVID!
Dancing Boosts your Brain and Self-Esteem
Learning new choreography is an excellent way to increase memory and concentration for adults and kids! Published in The New England Journal of Medicine, a study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York states that dancing reduces the effects of aging on the brain. Scientists have shown that dancing regularly reduces the risk of senile dementia by 76% in people aged 75 and over.
As the neurobiologist Lucy Vincent explains in her book Make your Brain Dance, the coordination of complex movements to the rhythm of music stimulates the brain connections, while at the same time preserving health and strengthening self-esteem.
Dancing mobilizes various skills, from balance or interaction with a partner to expressiveness. There is hardly a muscle or cerebral function that is not requested in dancing.
All of this is merely the tip of the dancing benefits iceberg, but at this point, we hope you’ve now found all the information you need to make the decision to start dancing. It's now up to you to find DANCE so it can keep you happy and in good health!
So get your groove on – Danzversity awaits you!